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PARIS: Nearly 40 years ago, European countries worried by US and Soviet dominance of space gave the green light to the first Ariane rocket, a wee launcher capable of hoisting a satellite payload of just 1.8 tonnes — the equivalent mass of two small cars. On Wednesday, the fifth and…

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LONDON: The two Muslim converts suspected of brutally hacking to death a soldier on a London street will appear at separate courts in the British capital on Monday. Michael Adebolajo, 28, will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court for his first court hearing after he was charged on Saturday with the…

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National University’s Lady Bulldogs completed their climb to women’s volleyball superstardom, winning their first ever Shakey’s V-League crown in the First Conference with a 25-23, 25-20, 17-25, 26-24 win over Ateneo’s Lady Eagles in the decider on Sunday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. NU jumped to…

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Brig. Gen. Daniel A. Lucero, commander of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division and former spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, died after scuba diving Sunday afternoon, a report reaching The Manila Times said. There were no other details but radio reports said Lucero was diving in Zamboanga…

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President Benigno S. Aquino 3rd has named new appointees for various government offices, Malacanang announced Sunday. Among the new appointees were: Veridigno P. Atienza – General Manager/CEO, Philippine Retirement Authority; Alvin P. Diaz – Acting Director IV, Governance Commission for Government Owned or Controlled Corporations (GCG); Joselito S. Enot…

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A 5.7 quake shook parts of Mindanao late on Saturday, injuring at least 10 people and causing minor damage to structures, officials said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Sunday the quake struck near the town of Carmen in North Cotabato, shaking people awake and causing panic. It…

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Mt. Mayon in Albay showed signs of activity for the second straight day on Saturday as government volcanologists continued to keep the volcano under close watch. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported on Sunday there was at least one rockfall and a moderate emission of white steam…

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TAIPEI – A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan Sunday, killing one person and violently shaking building in the capital Taipei, officials said. The powerful quake sent people running into the streets and was also felt in Hong Kong, more than 700 kilometers away. The tremor hit at 1:43 pm (0543…

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A monorail connecting Quezon City and Rodriguez town in Rizal can benefit relocated squatters commute to their place of work. As proposed by Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, the monorail will run along Payatas Road from Commonwealth Avenue to Rodriguez. He said it will benefit of 22,130 squatter families relocated…

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The Indiana Pacers outplayed the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter for a runaway 91-77 win to tie their NBA Eastern Conference championship series at 3 games all, and force a winner-take-all Game 7 on Monday night. The Pacers limited the Heat to their lowest output in the season as…